Jesus never commanded his disciples to save people, but to preach repentance.
It’s been documented that for some years there’s been an exodus of young adults leaving the Church. And though there are several reasons about why this might be happening, I want to focus one issue. One that I’ve had to struggle with. It could be a personality thing, I don’t know. But, I’ve seen others experience similar problems. And it seems they’re losing. This only confirms the statistics I’ve come across. What’s this I’m talking about? Doubt.
Is the sinner’s prayer biblical? Was it a practice of the early church? Why do we do it? Should we continue with this practice?
I used to think that “The Sinner’s Prayer” was normal. Whenever someone got converted, they were supposed to recite a prayer. It was like making it official. Without a prayer, it wasn’t real, and the hope of their transformation was diminished. But then as I got older, I began asking “why?”. I was asking lots of why questions with everything Christians do. Not in a negative, critical way, but in a because-I-want-to-know-if this-is-man-made-tradition-or-if-it-has-much-biblical-support kind of way.